Financial Analysis: Glacier Bancorp (GBCI) vs. Its Peers

Glacier Bancorp (NASDAQ: GBCI) is one of 314 public companies in the “Banks” industry, but how does it weigh in compared to its rivals? We will compare Glacier Bancorp to related companies based on the strength of its earnings, analyst recommendations, profitability, valuation, dividends, risk and institutional ownership.

Institutional and Insider Ownership

84.4% of Glacier Bancorp shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 52.3% of shares of all “Banks” companies are owned by institutional investors. 0.7% of Glacier Bancorp shares are owned by company insiders. Comparatively, 10.4% of shares of all “Banks” companies are owned by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, hedge funds and endowments believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.

Valuation and Earnings

This table compares Glacier Bancorp and its rivals top-line revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Net Income Price/Earnings Ratio
Glacier Bancorp $451.47 million $121.13 million 22.12
Glacier Bancorp Competitors $5.50 billion $827.87 million 368.25

Glacier Bancorp’s rivals have higher revenue and earnings than Glacier Bancorp. Glacier Bancorp is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than its rivals, indicating that it is currently more affordable than other companies in its industry.

Profitability

This table compares Glacier Bancorp and its rivals’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Glacier Bancorp 27.69% 11.35% 1.37%
Glacier Bancorp Competitors 18.43% 8.26% 0.93%

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of recent ratings and price targets for Glacier Bancorp and its rivals, as provided by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Glacier Bancorp 0 2 1 0 2.33
Glacier Bancorp Competitors 2161 8481 8502 332 2.36

Glacier Bancorp presently has a consensus target price of $38.67, suggesting a potential upside of 1.65%. As a group, “Banks” companies have a potential downside of 5.30%. Given Glacier Bancorp’s higher possible upside, equities analysts plainly believe Glacier Bancorp is more favorable than its rivals.

Dividends

Glacier Bancorp pays an annual dividend of $0.84 per share and has a dividend yield of 2.2%. Glacier Bancorp pays out 48.8% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. As a group, “Banks” companies pay a dividend yield of 1.9% and pay out 34.9% of their earnings in the form of a dividend.

Volatility and Risk

Glacier Bancorp has a beta of 1.45, suggesting that its share price is 45% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Glacier Bancorp’s rivals have a beta of 0.80, suggesting that their average share price is 20% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Summary

Glacier Bancorp rivals beat Glacier Bancorp on 8 of the 15 factors compared.

About Glacier Bancorp

Glacier Bancorp, Inc. is a bank holding company. The Company provides commercial banking services. As of December 31, 2016, it provided banking services from approximately 140 locations in Montana, Idaho, Wyoming, Colorado, Utah and Washington, through its bank subsidiary, Glacier Bank (the Bank). It offers a range of banking products and services, including transaction and savings deposits, real estate, commercial, agriculture, and consumer loans and mortgage origination services. It serves individuals, small to medium-sized businesses, community organizations and public entities. It focuses its lending activities primarily on various types of loans, including first-mortgage, conventional loans secured by residential properties, particularly single-family; commercial lending, including agriculture that concentrates on targeted businesses, and installment lending for consumer purposes, including home equity and automobile.

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